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Mackenzie District Plan Review Stage Four

Mackenzie District Council is planning for the future with a review of the Mackenzie District Plan. We’re updating the District Plan to ensure we can grow in a sustainable way, while protecting the things that make the Mackenzie District special. MDC is required to review the District Plan through the Resource Management Act (RMA) to ensure it is up to date and relevant.

What is the District Plan?

A District Plan is essentially the rule book that sets district-wide rules for sustainably managing how people use, subdivide and develop land, what and where they can build and also what kind of activities they can undertake without being required to obtain a resource consent.

Stage Four

This Mackenzie District Plan Review is being undertaken in stages. We are currently working on Stage Four of the District Plan Review, which covers the following topics.

  • Noise
  • Open space and recreation zones
  • Signs
  • Temporary activities
  • Hazards and risks
  • Historical heritage
  • Notable trees
  • Designations
  • Airports
  • Special purpose zones

You can find out more about each of these topics at Lets Talk.

Community Open Days

The District Plan Review project team are holding a series of community open days. These are an opportunity for you to discuss the issues relating to Stage Four with Council Staff and the project team, let them know what you think and learn more about the process. The dates for these are below:

Tuesday 12 September Twizel Twizel Community Lounge 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Wednesday 13 September Fairlie Fairlie Community Lounge 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Thursday 14 September Albury Albury Hall 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Monday 18 September Burkes Pass Fairlie Community Lounge 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Tuesday 19 September Tekapo Tekapo Community Hall 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Wednesday 20 September Kimbell Silverstream Hotel, Kimbell 6.00pm – 8.00pm

Have your say

We are just about to kick off community consultation on Stage Four.

As part of this we will be launching a survey which seeks to understand what people think about the above topics. We’ll be using the feedback we receive to help develop the preferred options before presenting them to council. This survey will be live online at Lets Talk, and available in hard copy at council offices from 4 – 29 September.

Find out more

You can find out more about Stage Four of the District Plan Review by visiting our website at letstalk.mackenzie.govt.nz > District Plan Review Stage Four where you will find summaries on each topic, detailed background papers and a range of other material.

If you have any questions at all, please contact us at districtplan@mackenzie.govt.nz and 03 685 9010 and ask to speak to the Planning Team.